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Casino Industry Commends DraftKings, FanDuel for Embracing Legal Clarity, Consumer Protections

Press Release
November 2, 2015

Washington, DC  The American Gaming Association (AGA) today commended FanDuel and DraftKings for their recently announced support of state regulations that can protect consumers, ensure integrity and provide legal clarity on the daily fantasy sports product. 

“DraftKings and FanDuel have built compelling products that tap into the American appetite for sports and being invested in the performances and outcomes of our favorite athletes and teams,” said Geoff Freeman, AGA president and CEO. “The casino industry wishes to see this product succeed and to partner where appropriate. State-by-state legal clarity and consumer protections are necessary prerequisites for daily fantasy’s success and future collaborations between our industries.  DraftKings and FanDuel have taken important steps forward by embracing the benefits of regulation.”

About AGA: The American Gaming Association is the premier national trade group representing the $240 billion U.S. casino industry, which supports 1.7 million jobs in 40 states.  AGA members include commercial and tribal casino operators, suppliers and other entities affiliated with the gaming industry.  It is the mission of the AGA to be the single most effective champion of the industry, relentlessly protecting against harmful and often misinformed public policies, and paving a path for growth, innovation and reinvestment.

 


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